No one wants to deal with the cost and cleanup that comes with a backed-up sewer. Yet, homeowners with traditional drainage systems often find themselves in this situation because their equipment has worn out and broken down. That’s why more and more homeowners are replacing traditional systems with overhead sewer flood control systems in Chicago, IL.

What Is an Overhead Sewer Flood Control System?

Traditional drainage systems have sewer pipes installed below the home’s foundation that run to the city’s sewer connection. If there’s a clog in the system, wastewater can leak out and back up into the basement or lowest level of the house. When an overhead system is installed, the original line is taken out of service and a new line is installed and raised higher, connecting into the first-floor bathtub drain.

If the municipal sewer line would back up, the waste would back up into the basement. Overhead systems work against gravity to prevent this from happening.

When Is the Best Time to Install This System?

Ideally, the best time to install an overhead flood control system is during the initial construction phase. However, there are many homes in the Chicagoland area with deteriorating sewer pipes. Their homes could experience a backup at any time. Local sewer contractors have the skills and tools to replace traditional sewer systems with custom-built overhead systems at any time.

Ready to learn more about the benefits of custom overhead sewer flood control systems in Chicago, IL? Contact North Coast Sewer and Drainage online at today!